Conference at Dom Square, Utrecht

Coming up: developmental psychology research conference in Utrecht

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

The 18th edition of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) biennial conference (ECDP2017) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 29 to September 1, 2017. Noldus will also be exhibiting here.

Changes and progress, the characteristics of development

Although developmental psychology involves the entire lifespan, researchers mostly focus on the period in which changes follow each other fast, from birth to early adulthood. Many studies are devoted to children, their education and development. They include physical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality, and emotional growth.

The aim of the studies is to apply the outcomes to help people overcome developmental challenges and reach their full potential.

A wide variety of research questions and subjects fit developmental psychology research. Studies explore topics such as children’s basic understanding of the physical world, how children acquire language, and how they interact socially with other people, for example in parent-child interaction studies.

Examples of parent-child interaction studies

The use of video greatly expands the scope of any research project. That’s why numerous of researchers record video and use Viso® and The Observer® XT for their study. Some observe and record behavior in a stationary observation lab, while others record behavior on-site with a portable lab.

What to expect at the ECDP?

Each day the conference program will kick off with a keynote talk from an international renowned scientist. On Thursday and Friday there’s a keynote talk in the afternoon as well. The keynote speakers of the ECDP 2017 will talk with us about ‘trust and self-control in relationships’, ‘opportunities and challenges of applied games’, ‘children’s developing digital literacy’, ‘the development of moral and social judgements’, and ‘theory of mind development’. Be sure to attend!

Besides (interactive) symposia, round table discussions, oral papers, and poster sessions, the “Living Room of Science” will be open during all breaks for conference attendees to share their opinions and experiences on science-related topics in an informal setting.

In order to keep track of what is going on during the conference, the preliminary program, including all presentations, is available online!

We look forward meeting you!

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